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Re: Re:Reuben Johnson bondsman in marriage of William W. and Patsy Johnson of ,Johnston, NC

Mark Valsame (View posts)
Posted: 1001555350000
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After looking at my research files this evening, I realized a far more significant connection between William W. Johnson and Reuben Johnson. Reuben Johnson had married July 23, 1818, Matilda Johnson, who was William W. Johnson's sister.

Moses Johnson, their father, was born about 1752. On September 13, 1780, he received 200 acres on Mountain Branch from his father John Johnson (L-1, p. 202). He married Rebecca Whittington on February 25, 1791 (have always wondered if this date is correct, because a Moses Johnson married Elizabeth Marshall on December 24, 1795 with William Peoples as bondsman. William Peoples had married Moses' sister Rebecca Johnson February 17, 1795). Anyway, Moses Johnson died prior to May 23, 1808, when Rebecca Johnson relinquished her administration of the estate in favor of John McCullers. His inventory was rendered August 23, 1808 and an account of sales on February 28, 1809. Rebecca Johnson was appointed guardian to his minor orphans on November 29, 1809. William W. Johnson, Matilda Johnson, and Polly G. Johnson were still minors in 1818. Rebecca Johnson applied for a widow's pension based on the Revolutionary War Service of her husband Moses Johnson on November 24, 1845 (#W5654). Children were:

1. Susan Johnson Holland
2. Elizabeth Johnson Lashley
3. William W. Johnson md. Patsy Johnson
4. Matilda Johnson md. Reuben Johnson
5. Polly Gerrott Johnson (will devised June 30, 1825, Proven May, 1826).
6. John Johnson (d. before November 30, 1814), chose uncle Starling Johnson as his guardian on May 28, 1810.

Starling Johnson was probably born about 1760-1765 and married Esther Johnson (b about 1765-1770), d/o Henry Johnson and ____ West, probably about 1790-1795. Starling Johnson died intestate prior to September 4, 1821. His inventory was returned by son West Johnson. An account of sales was taken October 10, 1821. Esther Johnson received her dower of 255 acres on Marsh Branch on January 29, 1822, and a division of Starling Johnson's lands was made Feb. 2, 1822. Esther Johnson devised her will on December 13, 1822 (Proven February, 1823). An inventory and account of sales of her estate was taken January 16, 1823. Children were:

1. Warren Johnson
2. Betsy Johnson Pate
3. Luvensy Johnson Austin
4. Patsy Johnson
5. Sally Johnson Pool
6. West Johnson
7. Ridley Johnson Penny

This deed would be of interest to you:

Deed Book O-2, p. 122.
October 6, 1825, Reuben Johnson and wife Matilda to William W. Johnston, for $250, 89 acres on the North side of Middle Creek, beginning at a pine, then E158 poles to a maple in Mountain Branch in Britton Johnson's line, then up branch 97 poles to a small black gum William W. Johnston's corner, then his line W 143 poles to a post oak James Johnston's line, then his line to the beginning, it being land which fell to Matilda from her father's estate.

Reuben Johnson
Matilda (x) Johnson
Wit. B. Robin Hood
Edmund Johnson

Proven November Term, 1829.
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